ECI provides affordable artistic programs for all members of our community. Throughout the year, we offer several programs that cover a breadth of performing arts fields.

East County Strings

A regional, tuition-free afterschool music program for string players at 9 middle schools (up to 120 students), coordinated by the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras of Strathmore. The 6-week program takes place in March and April at each school, and culminates in a local Gala Community Concert at Paint Branch High School.  Accomplished professional string musicians teach the classes, train the students, and perform with the orchestra. 

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Corridor Concerts

Come hear voices in harmony celebrating the diversity of music and culture throughout our region! Corridor Concerts are performances featuring choirs and ensembles paired with a Strathmore Artist-in-Residence. Explore this ground-breaking season of concerts for all!

OCT 22, DEC 3, FEB 25, JUNE 3 AT 4PM


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Step Up East County!

A partnership between Strathmore and Step Afrika!, Step Up East County brings world-class step instruction to Francis Scott Key Middle School, Paint Branch High School, and Good Hope Union United Methodist Church. In addition to regular step workshops and rehearsals, the program provides transportation and free tickets to the Step Afrika! Step Xplosion performance at Strathmore, and concludes with a showcase performance in Eastern Montgomery County for families in the spring.


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We rely on charitable gifts from individuals to sustain and expand our visual and performing arts experiences and arts education programs. Your gift will foster incredible social impact by allowing Strathmore to remain a strong and vibrant resource in your community.